Geek free monthly care plan
Owning a small business can actually entail BIG work. We get that. You already have too much to do which is why our Geek Free website maintenance plan can be such a lifesaver, well a site saver at the very least.
Having a maintenance plan for your WordPress website is like having your own personal on-call web master. We’ll handle all your updates, troubleshooting and any edits or image changes for you each month so that you don’t have to. You’ll get friendly, dependable service every single time.
Why Website Maintenance Plans are helpful
First of all, if you don’t like making website updates or don’t know how to, our website maintenance plan is both a major stress reliever and time saver.
It’s like having your own tech support team on staff.
Don’t lose customers because your website isn’t at its best
Our website maintenance package supports the overall health and performance of your website. The plan includes core software updates, and general website upkeep so your website remains healthy and operates at optimum levels for you and your site’s visitors.
Why you need to maintain your WordPress site
If you don’t maintain and update your WordPress site regularly, you open your site up to security vulnerabilities and software instability, and you end up missing out on all the cool new features and performance upgrades that enhance your WordPress experience.
1 hour of design time each month
As part of our care package, you get one hour of dedicated web design time from our experienced web designers in Auckland. You tell us what you want done, and we’ll look at each task in terms of time and we will then give you an estimate. We will only start working on your website after getting your approval.
If the changes, edits or additions require more time than is available in your particular care plan, we’ll let you know. Any additional time required for each job will be charged at the standard hourly rate of $125 +GST/hr. Each month’s development hours don’t roll over to the next month.
If more than one hour a month is required to support your site, we can create a custom website maintenance plan to suit. Just ask and we’ll put it together for you.
WordPress core files, plugins, and theme updates
Your WordPress site contains three types of software: core files, plugins, and a theme. All of these require regular updates to ensure continued compatibility and security.
With a Geek Free Care plan, we manage the updates for all three.
- What are core updates?
WordPress core files are the foundation upon which all WordPress websites are built. Your site’s core files govern the basic functionality and appearance of your website and the administrative interface. The team of developers responsible for building and maintaining the WordPress core software release updates and patches throughout the year to address security and maintenance issues, as well as introduce exciting new features and performance upgrades. Timely WordPress core updates help ensure that your site’s foundation remains stable.
- What are plugin updates?
WordPress plugins are like apps for your WordPress site. You can install them to add new features and functionality to your website, such as contact forms, photo galleries, sliders, shop coupons, payment gateways, subscription forms, etc.
Plugins are created by third-party developers. Most of them keep improving their plugins by adding new features, improving code quality, and keeping them secure. These changes are then released as updates.
- What are theme updates?
Composed of page templates and stylesheets, your WordPress theme software determines the design of your website. Just like any software, your WordPress theme needs to be properly maintained to ensure it functions seamlessly with your site’s core files and plugins. If your site is using a licensed theme, it’s essential you renew your licence every year so that you can continue to receive updates and support from the theme’s developer. When you partner with us, your care plan means we manage your WordPress theme updates, and we help you take care of everything.
What is not included in your monthly web maintenance plan
- Website hosting is separate to your Geek Free Care Plan.
- Annual plugin subscriptions and licence fees are not included. Geek Free will notify you when your annual licences are due.
Are you ready to get your website spick and span?
Free of geek speak
At Geek Free we pride ourselves on using simple, easy to understand language, hence the name of our company. We won’t bamboozle you with technical jargon to try to confuse you. We’re a team of professional, experienced Auckland web developers, copy writers, and internet marketers who help business owners, like you, achieve big results on the web in an affordable, effective way.